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The Best CNN TV Shows

Updated December 9, 2020 1.1k votes 304 voters 19.0k views33 items

List RulesVote up the best original TV shows that have ever debuted on CNN.

This list of the top current and canceled CNN shows of all time includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best CNN TV shows of all time includes old CNN programs, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.
 
Answering the question, “What is the best CNN show of all time?”, this list includes favorites like Anderson Cooper 360°, CNN Presents, and Amanpour. If you're interested in documentary miniseries there’s everything from Race For The White House to The Eighties. If CNN news shows are your thing, then they've got your back with The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. For fans of thoughtful travelogues, CNN has you covered with shows like Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown and United Shades of America.
 
What are the best CNN series ever? Vote up the best CNN shows, or use this list to build a whole new one just like it, then re-rank it to fit your opinion.

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  • Fareed Zakaria GPS1
    97
    42

    Fareed Zakaria GPS

    Fareed Zakaria

    Premiered2008

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  • Anderson Cooper 360°2
    84
    43

    Anderson Cooper 360°

    Anderson Cooper, Randi Kaye

    Premiered2003

  • Larry King Live3
    44
    17

    Larry King Live

    Larry King, Ryan Seacrest

    Premiered1985

  • Crossfire4
    36
    15

    Crossfire

    Michael Kinsley, Mary Matalin

    Premiered1982

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  • Amanpour5
    47
    26

    Amanpour

    Christiane Amanpour

    Premiered2009

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  • Planet in Peril6
    31
    14

    Planet in Peril

    Anderson Cooper, Lisa Ling

    Premiered2007

  • Sanjay Gupta MD7
    30
    15

    Sanjay Gupta MD

    Sanjay Gupta

    Premiered2013

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  • CNN Special Investigations Unit8
    26
    13

    CNN Special Investigations Unit

    Anderson Cooper

    Premiered2007

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  • CNN Newsroom9
    38
    30

    CNN Newsroom

    Brooke Baldwin, Victor Blackwell

    Premiered2006

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  • Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer10
    20
    18

    Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer

    Wolf Blitzer

    Premiered1993

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  • CNN Daybreak11
    13
    11

    CNN Daybreak

    Carol Costello

    Premiered1980

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  • Piers Morgan Live12
    19
    19

    Piers Morgan Live

    Piers Morgan, Anderson Cooper

    Premiered2011

  • This Week in Politics13
    10
    7

    This Week in Politics

    Tom Foreman

    Premiered2006

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  • State of the Union with Candy Crowley14
    13
    12

    State of the Union with Candy Crowley

    Candy Crowley

    Premiered2009

  • Your Money15
    11
    11

    Your Money

    Christine Romans

    Premiered2014

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  • Style with Elsa Klensch16
    8
    8

    Style with Elsa Klensch

    Elsa Klensch

    Premiered1980

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  • This Is Life with Lisa Ling17
    2
    1

    This Is Life with Lisa Ling

    Lisa Ling

    Premiered2014

  • D. L. Hughley Breaks the News18
    10
    11

    D. L. Hughley Breaks the News

    D. L. Hughley

    Premiered2008

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  • American Style19
    1
    1

    American Style

    Eric Avila, Jeffrey Banks

    Premiered2019

  • CNN Heroes20
    11
    12

    CNN Heroes

    Anderson Cooper

    Premiered2007

  • The Story of Late Night21
    0
    1

    The Story of Late Night

    Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel

    Premiered2020

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  • American Morning22
    12
    14

    American Morning

    Anderson Cooper, Soledad O'Brien

    Premiered2001

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  • The 2000s23
    0
    2

    The 2000s

    Renee Graham, Julian Zelizer

    Premiered2018

  • CNN Live Today24
    13
    17

    CNN Live Today

    Daryn Kagan

    Premiered2001

  • CNN Presents25
    18
    26

    CNN Presents

    Anderson Cooper

    Premiered2003